The Kathmandu Valley probably has the greatest concentration of temples, shrines, monasteries, and idols of anywhere across the globe. Kathmandu is the trading crossroads of the Himalaya between India and China, through Tibet. The city is a great melting pot of immigrating peoples. The religious mix of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra, Vajrayana, Tibetan Buddhism, Bon and Shamanism are intoxicating.
No visit to Nepal would be complete without a thorough exploration of the Durbar (palace) squares of the three great cities, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. Patan, a city of artisans and quaint, quiet lanes, the Durbar Square here is perhaps the most exotic of the three such squares of the valley. Similarly, Bhaktapur, 11km east of Kathmandu, is the least modernized city of the valley. Its Durbar Square is intriguing, with some impressive restoration after a massive earthquake destroyed the once vast complex.
Pokhara, located about 200 km west of Kathmandu, is a beautiful valley of lakes. The valley is home to beautiful lakes- Phewa, Begnas, Rupa, Dipang, Maidi and Khoste among others. But the Phewa Lake is the major attraction in Pokhara. Other attractions in Pokhara are Davi’s Fall, Mahendra Cave, Barahi temple, Bindhabasini temple, Chamero Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, World Peace Stupa and Seti George among others. Sarangkot is a popular hill station in Pokhara and offers magnificent views of Mountain peaks in Annapurna Range. Sarangkot is also the spectacular vantage point of sunrise and sunset and take-off point for paragliding trips. Pokhara is also home to International Mountain Museum, the only mountain museum in the country.
The most popular and easily accessed district, Chitwan is located south of the Kathmandu-Pokhara road not far from the Narayanghat. Lying in Chitwan district along the Indian border, Chitwan National Park is the most renowned destination in Nepal in order to experience the various wildlife resources. Chitwan National Park is home to rare One-horned rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Ghariyal Crocodile and different other species of flora and fauna. We indulge in various activities like birds watching, jungle walks, Elephant bathing, and jungle safari on Elephant back or by jeep, it’s your choice.
- Airport Pick up drop off by private car.
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
- Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Chitwan.
- Transportation for, sightseeing tour and from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Chitwan and return by private tourist vehicle.
- English speaking licenses holder Tour Guide
- All the applicable entrance fees.
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Lunch and Dinner during the tour.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Tips for the guide & driver.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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Here are some do’s and don’t which you should follow:
- Do smile and greet the local people saying “Namaste”.
- Shake hands whenever you get a chance.
- Do walk in a group or keep a distance that you could see the person in front and the person behind you.
- Do consult with your tour guide before trying anything new during the tour.
- Do ask questions to the guide which you feel confused.
- Do inform your tour guide if you are not comfortable with your health or if you need any pieces of stuff.
- Enjoy your free time shopping.
- Take lots of pictures. (No one knows what's going to happen tomorrow).
- Don’t disrespect the local culture and beliefs - even if you are uncomfortable with it.
- Don’t take photos of local people you encounter on your tour without their permission. Doing so may be offensive to them.
- Don’t be offended if local people stare at you. It is because they are surprised to see you. It is not their intention to offend you.
- Don’t harm wild animals, birds, and plants during the tour and take a global perspective and responsibility to save and preserve this unique environment.
- Don’t give money to children and beggars as it encourages them to beg more instead of working and earning.
- Do not wear short dresses when you are visiting temples.
- Do not carry dangerous weapons on the trip.
- Do not hesitate to say "no" if somebody tries to sell you something that you don't want. You won't offend them especially if you smile and say, "no thank you".